Careers for ISFP Personality Types
Whether you're a young adult trying to find your place in the world,
or a not-so-young adult trying to find out if you're moving along the
right path, it's important to understand yourself and the personality traits that
will impact your likeliness to succeed or fail at various careers. It's
equally important to understand what is really important to you. When
armed with an understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, and an
awareness of what you truly value, you are in an excellent position to
pick a career that you will find rewarding.
The ISFP is a very special individual who needs to have a career that is
more than a job. The middle of the road is not likely to be a place where
they will be fulfilled and happy. They need to have a career that is
consistent with their strong core of inner values. Since they prefer
to live in the current moment, and take the time to savor it, they do not
do well with some of the more fast-paced corporate environments. They need
a great deal of space and freedom if they are going to function in their
natural realm of acute sensory awareness. If they give free reign to
their natural abilities, they may find a wonderful artist within themselves.
Almost every major artist in the world has been an ISFP.
Since the ISFP is so acutely aware of people's feelings and reactions, and
is driven by their inner values to help people, the ISFP is also a
natural counselor and teacher.
The following list of professions is built on our impression of careers
that would be especially suitable for an ISFP. It is meant to be a starting
place, rather than an exhaustive list. There are no guarantees that any
or all of the careers listed here would be appropriate for you, or that your
best career match is among those listed here.